“I liked it very much. I learned about the celebration (because of the great explanation Verita gave us), I ate my first herring and met new people.”
“Great introduction with detailed background information on a rich Dutch tradition. After the introduction we dived straight into the festivities, that’s a great setup and delivered us a valuable experience.”
Flag Day Scheveningen, Vlaggetjesdag is best known as a celebration of the year’s first catch of herring, but there’s much more to it. Even if you’re not into herring, there is still enough to see & do on thisfestival. You’ll find out about all the facts and fiction of this event in the trivia tour Scheveningen Flag Day, Vlaggetjesdag.
What’s the plan?
We start with an introduction about the different activities on Vlaggetjesdag, Flag Day Scheveningen, have a look at the organisations & craftsmen in this Dutch event. We’ll touch some facts & fiction about present & past, see how the herring is caught, in what way the royal family is involved, when you get the best herring and how to recognise a good herring.
With the information given in the introduction you go on a quest, a trivia tour Scheveningen Flag Day, Vlaggetjesdag to feel, hear, see, taste all the things you’ve just learned.
After 1,5 hours we meet again for a small herring & corenwijn tasting of three different herring dishes combined with three different corenwijn. An expert will give a short explanation on the different dishes and why they taste so good with that specific corenwijn.